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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and The Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed:

      Renewed January 8, 2016 (3 years)

    2. Evaluation Period

      January 1, 2017 – January 1, 2018

    3. Overview:

      The Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (TEJATC) Alliance provides TEJATC members, OSHA staff and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to electrical, confined space, and fall hazards and by providing information on health hazards such as heat stress and noise exposure, and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Kimberly Nelson, Area Director
      Dan Steffen, Assistant Area Director
      Chad Positano, Assistant Area Director

      Alliance participant

      Nathan Eaton, Director

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • January 25, 2017 – Meeting after training course at the TEJATC
    • May 24, 2017 - Meeting after training course at the TEJATC

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results

    The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreement.

    Training and Education: Increase worker awareness of workers' rights, including whistleblower rights, enforcement initiatives and complaint processing.
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    Presentation January 25, 2017 - OSHA Presented during a 30 hour course at the TAJATC. Review of Emphasis programs, Whistleblower Rights, Complaint Processing. Review: National/Regional/Local Emphasis Initiatives20
    PresentationFebruary 22, 2017 - OSHA Presented during a 30 hour course at the TAJATC. Review of Emphasis programs, Whistleblower Rights, Complaint Processing.Review: National/Regional/Local Emphasis Initiatives20
    PresentationMarch 22, 2017 - OSHA Presented during a 30 hour course at the TAJATC. Review of Emphasis programs, Whistleblower Rights, Complaint Processing.Review: National/Regional/Local Emphasis Initiatives20
    PresentationApril 26, 2017 - OSHA Presented during a 30 hour course at the TAJATC. Review of Emphasis programs, Whistleblower Rights, Complaint Processing.Review: National/Regional/Local Emphasis Initiatives15
    PresentationMay 24, 2017 - OSHA Presented during a 30 hour course at the TAJATC. Review of Emphasis programs, Whistleblower Rights, Complaint Processing.Review: National/Regional/Local Emphasis Initiatives20
    PresentationSeptember 27, 2017 - OSHA Presented during a 30 hour course at the TAJATC. Review of Emphasis programs, Whistleblower Rights, Complaint Processing.Review: National/Regional/Local Emphasis Initiatives10
    PresentationOctober 25, 2017 - OSHA Presented during a 30 hour course at the TAJATC. Review of Emphasis programs, Whistleblower Rights, Complaint Processing.Review: National/Regional/Local Emphasis Initiatives10
     
    Outreach and Communication: Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards and develop ways of communicating such information.
    Activity TypeActivity Name/SummaryOSHA Areas of Emphasis SupportedNumber Reached
    OutreachMay 8-12, 2017 The JATC promoted the National Fall Stand-down at their facility. Outreach Material was disseminated to their stakeholders/.Fall Hazards1000
     
     
    TOTAL  1115
  4. Evaluations

    The OSHA/TEJATC Alliance provided an opportunity to increase the safety and health knowledge of IBEW members and OSHA staff in Northwest Ohio. OSHA personnel provide current occupational safety and health information to instructors and IBEW journeymen and apprentices utilizing the training services at the TEJATC. OSHA staff in turn is offered and provided technical resources relating to electrical installations and electrical testing equipment.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    The TAJATC has offered its wind tower climbing facility to support the continuing education and retraining of OSHA's National Wind Tower Climbing Team. The alliance is currently developing an agenda to initiate this event during CY2018.

  6. Report Prepared by: Dan Steffen Assistant Area Director – Toledo AO June 1, 2018.

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